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RATINGS: 505   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Winter Seasonal. Brewed with 4 types of cherries, aged in oak for one year.
Cascade Kriek Ale spends over 6 months of lactic fermentation and aging in small oak barrels. This "Belgian Flanders Style Red Ale" is refermented with a blend of fresh whole Northwest cherries and then hand bottled. Cascade Kriek Ale is bottle fermented and should be refrigerated or stored at cellar temp and served at 45 to 50 degrees. Note:- ABV varies.


rmalloy's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - SEP 14, 2011
This is a good beer. Aggressively sour and wild. Hollow on the midpalate. Feels thin, which makes the beer refreshing but not all that interesting.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (3051) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2016
Tap. Deep ruby color with tan head. Aroma is cherry, a bit spicy. Taste is cherry skin. Medium carbonation. Dry tart finish. Interesting spices. Very nice, Cascade really pulls off Sour Fruit Beers without just copying the Belgian character.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (981) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2016
Draught @ Borefts, Bodegraven. Ruby red, beige foamy head. Great sweet and sour cherry notes, red vinous, Rodenbach-ish sweet and herbal. Firm body, lively carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (3801) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2016
from draft at BBF poured a deep dark red colour with a slight pink head. nose of strong sour cherry notes, cinnemon pits, light grains, medicinal tartness, taste is artificial cherries, syrup, and again strong tannis sourness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (3491) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2016
From tap at Borefts 2016. Aroma is loads of sour cherries, light malt, oak, touch of caramel, balsamic vinegar. Flavour is puckering sourness and a little bit sweet. Body is medium. Very dry and sour, excellent flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (2684) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2016
Sampled from tap at Borefts 2016 day 1. Near clear dark red. Sharp sour, rich cherry, cherry stones, ted hrape skins, cinnamon, spices, oak, cobwebs, yeast. Medium sweet, over medium sour. Fruity tart sour finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (3881) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2016
Tap at Borefts. Clear deep red with small light pink head. Lots of sour cherries and almond berry pits, light sweet malts, dust, weird red berries, plastic, light acetone. Medium sour and light sweet. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation and soft acetone burn.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (2497) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2016
Rood oranje bier met een goede witte schuim kraag. Ruikt zuur, rood fruit. Smaakt zuur, rood fruit, droog.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2016
On tap at Borefts 2016. Deep amber red colour lasting beige head. Intense aroma of real sour cherries. Sour flavour but well balanced and not forced. Only slight lactic. Good sour cherry flavour which gets more intense. Excellent sour cherry beer. Touch of balsamic vinegar. Delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (2685) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2016
750ml->tulip from Dominion. Purply brown with faint ecru head. Kinda ugly. A: very acidic cherry juice, yeast, apples. T: acidic tart cherries, vinegar, apples, grains. Ok, but too acidic overall.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bulk_Carrier (3704) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 19, 2016
This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a dark brown color with a quickly dissipating finger’s worth of white foamy head. No lacing. The smell had some big sweet to sour cherries up front with a dry woodiness underneath. The flavor takes the sour to the sweet to the tart and brings it around into the woodiness. Light dry to wet cherry to woody aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fantastic sipping to sessionable quality about it. Carbonation seems to run nice and fairly low. Tartness really hits in the feel, long sour harshness feels good. Overall, what a wonderful American wild ale as that’s what I see. I don’t see this much as a flanders, but hey just really good stuff.


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